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10:51 PM ET Two veteran heavyweights will meet again at UFC Fight Night San Antonio in July. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell 2 is set for the July 20 event, sources told ESPN. The rematch is 11 years in the making. Arlovski knocked out Rothwell at Affliction: Banned, the promotion’s first event, back in July
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4:25 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN PFL is down another defending champion. Philipe Lins, the promotion’s heavyweight champion last year, is injured and out of the PFL 2019 season, it was announced Monday. Replacing him will be Zeke Tuinei-Wily. Lins (14-3) defeated Josh Copeland by fourth-round TKO last New Year’s Eve to win the PFL 2018
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5:07 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The days of Rafael dos Anjos’ reign atop the UFC’s lightweight division seem long ago. Even his initial winning streak after moving up to welterweight is far back in the rear-view mirror. But dos Anjos, the gritty veteran, is still here, winning important fights in the UFC. “RDA” defeated Kevin
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9:06 PM ET Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5 during International Fight Week, the promotion announced Saturday night. Evans, 39, retired from mixed martial arts in 2018 after a 14-year professional career. He has remained involved in the sport as a UFC analyst
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11:04 AM ET Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from a welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler on June 29 due to a hand injury, sources said. Woodley (19-4-1) was supposed to headline UFC Fight Night in Minneapolis opposite Lawler (28-13). UFC is seeking a replacement to keep Lawler on the card.
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10:38 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Sage Northcutt‘s post-UFC run is not off to an auspicious start. Cosmo Alexandre knocked out Northcutt in just 29 seconds Friday at ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon in Singapore. Alexandre landed a big right hand to Northcutt’s jaw on the first exchange and it was over. The bout was contested
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11:27 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee both made weight Friday morning for their welterweight headliner on the UFC Fight Night card in Rochester, which is scheduled for Saturday night and will air on ESPN+. Dos Anjos came in at 170.4 pounds, and Lee hit the mark at 170.2. Dos Anjos
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6:25 PM ET ESPN News Services HONOLULU — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter who pleaded no contest to assaulting his wife, UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich, has been sentenced to four years of probation. Honolulu police arrested Arnold Berdon in November on charges of attempted murder after he was accused of fracturing his wife’s eye
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9:15 AM ET If there is one downside to being a young, physically tenacious MMA prospect, it’s usually a lack of maturity. That is something generally gained only with time. It’s probably impossible to have the best of both worlds — youth and experience. But the MMA Gold Fight Team in Northern California believes it
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8:32 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Megan Anderson was the last person to step on the scale to weigh in for UFC 232. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) was giving fighters a three-hour window to hit their respective mark, and Anderson used nearly every minute of it. The 6-foot Anderson’s weight cut is hard enough
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7:28 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Neil Magny revealed the reason he is out of Saturday’s UFC Rochester co-main event: a failed drug test. The veteran UFC welterweight wrote on social media Tuesday that he is facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for the prohibited substance LGD-4033. Magny wrote that he was informed
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1:44 PM ET Which MMA fighter is the best, regardless of weight division or fight promotion? ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. (You can find Okamoto’s division-by-division rankings here.) Note: Rankings were updated May 14. Men’s
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12:14 PM ET Igor Resende Anderson “Spider” Silva (34-10-1) did not suffer a serious injury in UFC 237 and will not require surgery on his right knee, sources close to the fighter told ESPN on Tuesday. The former middleweight champion was unable to get up after Jared Cannonier (12-4) kicked him inside the knee, and
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